Gene Ward

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Gene Ward
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Hawaii House of Representatives District 17
Incumbent
In office
1990-1998, 2006-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position (current service)8
Years in position (previous service)8
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Minority Leader, Hawaii State House of Representatives
2011-present
Compensation
Base salary$57,852/year
Per diem$175/day off Oahu; $10/day on Oahu
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Hawaii - Manoa,
Master'sUniversity of Hawaii - Manoa, 1980
Ph.D.University of Hawaii - Manoa, 1983
Personal
BirthdayMarch 9, 1943
Place of birthConneaut, OH
ProfessionAdjunct Faculty, Hawaii Pacific University
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Gene Ward is a Republican member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 1990, serving until 1998 and was re-elected in 2006. He served as House Minority Leader from 2011 to 2013 and was previously the Minority Policy Leader.

Biography

Ward's professional experience includes serving on the adjunct faculty of Hawaii Pacific University, working as Peace Corps Country Director in East Timor, Senior Democracy Advisor for the United States Agency for International Development and Advisor to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ward served on the following committees:

Hawaii Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Economic Development & Business, Vice Chair
Finance

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ward served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ward served on these committees:

Issues

Threat of school district closing

In December 2010, Ward announced that Hawaii Kai Public Schools, which includes Koko Head Elementary and Kamiloiki Schools, are under serious threat of closure by the Department of Education and the Board of Education. He is strongly against the closing of these schools.[2]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Gene Ward endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Elections

2014

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Hawaii House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election is June 3, 2014. Chris Stump is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Gene Ward is unopposed in the Republican primary.[4]

2012

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ward won re-election in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 17. Ward ran unopposed in the August 11 Republican primary and ran unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

2010

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ward ran for re-election to the 17th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition on September 18, 2010. Ward was unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Ward won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives from Hawaii's 17th District, defeating Amy Monk (D). Ward received 6,979 votes in the election while Monk received 5,234 votes.[8] Ward raised $86,422 for his campaign; Monk raised $53,824.[9]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 17
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Gene Ward (R) 6,979 55.3%
Amy Monk (D) 5,234 41.5%
Blank 399 3.2%
Over 5 0.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ward is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Ward raised a total of $220,897 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 26, 2013.[10]

Gene Ward's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Hawaii State House, District 17 Won $32,880
2010 Hawaii State House, District 17 Won $55,198
2008 Hawaii State House, District 17 Won $86,422
2006 Hawaii State House, District 17 Won $46,397
Grand Total Raised $220,897

2012

Ward won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ward raised a total of $32,880.
Hawaii House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gene Ward's campaign in 2012
Hawaii Association of Realtors$1,500
Ward, Faredah$1,340
Hawaii State Teachers Association$1,000
Baker, Margaret K$1,000
Coluccio, Frank$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$32,880
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Ward won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Ward raised a total of $55,198.

2008

Ward won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Ward raised a total of $86,422.

2006

Ward won election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Ward raised a total of $46,397.

Scorecards

Hawaii Grassroot Institute

See also: Hawaii Grassroot Institute Scorecard

The Grassroot Institute issued its 2010 Legislative Score Card that tallied the votes of Hawaii legislators and graded their votes based on the Institute's values of individual liberty, free markets, and limited government.[11] The Institute observed state legislators' votes on issues involving taxes, spending, scope of government, business climate, and raids on special funds. Ward received a total score of 37%. Here are the scores Ward received based on specific categories.

2010 Hawaii House Legislative Scorecard
Taxes Business climate Spending Individual liberty Raids Scope of government
69% 14% 0% 67% 14% 0%

Personal

Ward is a member of the TransPacific Hawaii College Advisory Board, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Association, Rotary International, STEM Task Force, Hawaii Broad Band Task Force and Micronesia Compact of Free Association Task Force.

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Hawaii House of Representatives District 17
2006–present
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